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Contemp poetry revision presentation

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Contemp poetry revision presentation

  1. 1. A664: Literary Heritage Prose and Contemporary Poetry1 hr 30 mins 60%Answer 2 questions:• Section A – Literary Heritage Prose (Animal Farm)• Section B – Contemporary Poetry50 mins Section A 40%40 mins Section B
  2. 2. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUse the contents to find the UNSEEN POEMquestion (usually the last one).
  3. 3. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.
  4. 4. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem. Author’s purpose + the ways this is achieved
  5. 5. 1. Highlight keywords from the question
  6. 6. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.
  7. 7. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.
  8. 8. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.
  9. 9. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world• the effect the wind has on the house and people• some of the language the poet uses• some of the sounds in the poem• the structure of the verses• anything else you think is important
  10. 10. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world• the effect the wind has on the house and people• some of the language the poet uses• some of the sounds in the poem• the structure of the verses• anything else you think is important
  11. 11. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world• the effect the wind has on the house and people• some of the language the poet uses• some of the sounds in the poem• the structure of the verses• anything else you think is important
  12. 12. 1. Highlight key words from the question 2. Read and understand the poem
  13. 13. 2. Read and understand the poem1. Underline all of the positive words/images in the poem.2. Underline all of the negative words/images in the poem.3. Does the poet have a positive, negative or mixed feelings about the subject of the poem?4. Next to each stanza, briefly summarise:• What the stanza is about• The poet’s feelingsWHAT IS THE POEM ABOUT (THEMES)? HOW DOES THE POET FEEL?
  14. 14. 1. Highlight key words from the question2. Read and understand the poem 3. Plan
  15. 15. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world• the effect the wind has on the house and people• some of the language the poet uses• some of the sounds in the poem• the structure of the verses• anything else you think is important
  16. 16. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world• the effect the wind has on the house and people WHAT• some of the language the poet uses• some of the sounds in the poem• the structure of the verses• anything else you think is important
  17. 17. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world• the effect the wind has on the house and people WHAT• some of the language the poet uses• some of the sounds in the poem HOW• the structure of the verses• anything else you think is important
  18. 18. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world• the effect the wind has on the house and people WHAT• some of the language the poet uses• some of the sounds in the poem HOW• the structure of the verses• anything else you think is important
  19. 19. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world• the effect the wind has on the house and people WHAT• some of the language the poet uses• some of the sounds in the poem HOW• the structure of the verses• anything else you think is important
  20. 20. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world• the effect the wind has on the house and people WHAT• some of the language the poet uses• some of the sounds in the poem HOW• the structure of the verses• anything else you think is important
  21. 21. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world• the effect the wind has on the house and people WHAT• some of the language the poet uses• some of the sounds in the poem HOW• the structure of the verses• anything else you think is important
  22. 22. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world• the effect the wind has on the house and people WHAT• some of the language the poet uses• some of the sounds in the poem HOW• the structure of the verses• anything else you think is important
  23. 23. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world• the effect the wind has on the house and people WHAT• some of the language the poet uses• some of the sounds in the poem HOW• the structure of the verses• anything else you think is important
  24. 24. Explore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portrays the powerof the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world• the effect the wind has on the house and people WHAT• some of the language the poet uses• some of the sounds in the poem HOW• the structure of the verses• anything else you think is important1. Find the part(s) of the poem that addresses the first ‘WHAT’.2. Underline and annotate 3-4 details in the poem which help you to answer thequestion.What am I looking for???• Refer to the HOWS from the HOW bullet points• Any other features on the POETRY FEATURES HANDOUT
  25. 25. Explore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portrays the powerof the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world WHAT• some of the language the poet uses HOW STANZA 4• Line 13: ‘The fields quivering’‘Quivering’ suggests the fields are frightened by the wind (personification) – the windmust be powerful if the natural world fears its effects.• Line 13: ‘the skyline a grimace’‘Grimace’ suggests that the skyline is in pain (personification) – the power of the windis such that it causes pain to the natural world.• Line 14: ‘A any second... And vanish’The wind is unpredictable – the natural world is constantly looking over its shoulder tosee when it will next strike – it has a powerful hold over the natural world.
  26. 26. Explore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portrays the powerof the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world WHAT• some of the language the poet uses HOW STANZA 4• Line 15: The wind flung a magpie away....’‘Flung’ suggests that the wind had total control over the magpie as if it were aninanimate object – the magpie was helpless.• Line 16: ‘gull bent like an iron bar slowly’Simile – emphasises the strength of the wind. The fact it was bent ‘slowly’ suggeststhat the wind was completely in control.
  27. 27. Explore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portrays the powerof the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world WHAT• some of the sounds in the poem NEXT HOW• Line 2: ‘crashing’Onomatopoeia – use of sound creates a vivid image for the reader of the winddestroying trees.• Line 14: ‘bang’Plosive – this sound reflects the power of the wind.• Line 24: ‘hearing the stones cry out’Personification - Stones are hard, inanimate objects – the wind must be powerful tomake it cry out.
  28. 28. Explore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portrays the powerof the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world WHAT• the structure of the verses NEXT HOW• Enjambment between stanzas 1 and 2:The lines run on – reflects the unstoppable nature of the wind. Also creates a sense ofpace – reflects the powerful energy of the wind.
  29. 29. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemExplore the ways in which Hughes so vividly portraysthe power of the wind in this poem.You should consider:• the effect the wind has on the natural world• the effect the wind has on the house and people WHAT• some of the language the poet uses• some of the sounds in the poem HOW• the structure of the verses• anything else you think is important Repeat process for next WHAT
  30. 30. 1. Highlight key words from the question2. Read and understand the poem3. Plan 4. Write
  31. 31. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemAim to write 7 paragraphs:Introduction6 developed sections• Paragraph 2: WHAT 1; HOW 1• Paragraph 3: WHAT 1; HOW 2• Paragraph 4: WHAT 1; HOW 3• Paragraph 5: WHAT 2; HOW 1• Paragraph 6: WHAT 2; HOW 2• Paragraph 7: WHAT 2; HOW 3
  32. 32. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemINTRODUCTION:An overview of the poem:• What is the poem about (themes)?• What is the poet’s viewpoint (feelings)
  33. 33. Section A – Literary Heritage ProsePassage-based questionINTRODUCTION:An overview of the poem:• What is the poem about (themes)?• What is the poet’s viewpoint (feelings)The poem is about the awesome power of the wind. Thepoet highlights its might and dominance over thelandscape and the people and houses within it. The windis seen as a destructive force, of which all things fear.
  34. 34. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemWRITING A PARAGRAPH:Mention a KEY WORD from the question in every paragraph.Provide EVIDENCE FROM THE TEXT for everything you say.Focus on THE AUTHOR’S PURPOSE and the WAYS this is achieved.Viewpoint/feelings • HOW bullet points • POETRY FEATURES HANDOUT
  35. 35. Section B – Contemporary PoetryUnseen PoemHow does Iain Crichton Smith make this such a movingpoem?You should consider:• the description of the family•The baby’s thoughts, hopes and fears in verses 5-12• some of the language the poet uses• the structure of the poem• anything else you think is important USE THE PROCESS ON THE POETRY REVISION HANDOUT TO PLAN AN ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION.

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